Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

Chrysocolla Designer Cab Pendant


Often similar to turquoise in appearance, chrysocolla usually occurs as a bright green or bluish crust or as compact grapelike groups in copper mining areas, particularly Chile, the former USSR and Zaire. This particular stone, measuring 20 x 34mm, comes from near the California/Arizona border. Isn't it lovely? I like the gemmy brownish red top with its deep blue-green bottom. A lovely stone cut for me by a master carverin Iowa. I've wrapped it in 21 ga. sterling silver with my signature crown of curls and swirls. Enjoy!

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

This pendant measures 1 7/8" from top of bail and is 7/8" wide. It would look equally stunning on a Greek leather cord or a silver snake chain.

Note: Chrysocolla is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur especially in areas of the southwestern USA, Chili, Zaire, Australia, France and England. It is often found mixed with azurite, malachite and turquoise. Pure chrysocolla is too soft for jewelry purposes but it is often found in quartz deposits which makes it hard enough to polish for cabochons. Folklore suggests chrysocolla is helpful in creativity, female energy and communication. Some lore ascertain it relieves ulcers and arthritis. Chrysocolla is associated with tranquility and peace, intuition, patience, and unconditional love. It is thought to offer gentle and soothing qualities.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

wire wrap chrysocolla pendant

P694 - $55

If you have questions about this piece or any other design
including custom requests, please email me.




Last updated 8 December 2010

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